Incentive zoning is a set of requirements that property owners in certain zones must meet to achieve the full potential of their building site. Property owners are required to provide public benefits, such as affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space, in exchange for larger buildings.
The City started a comprehensive, city-wide update of the incentive zoning requirements in late 2013. However, this effort was then integrated into the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). Information on process and products for HALA will be available on their web page.
Our update is intended to create consistent, city-wide incentive zoning rules that encourages developers to use the program and to provide substantial public benefits as well as considering new approaches to mitigating the needs created by growth.